Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Review of The Rock by Robert Daws





This is an entertaining fast-paced detective story with interestingly flawed main characters. Sullivan ends up on the Rock of Gibraltar, via a secondment, having run foul of her superiors in the Met, while Broderick moved from London a few years previously through adverse personal circumstances.

Murder comes to the Rock and it's down to world-weary Chief Inspector Broderick and D/S Sullivan to sort out the truth from the half-truth.

The main characters both have an interesting back-story and this is drip-fed into the narrative so that you can feel the angst and injustices they have suffered. The prose has much to commend, it is well written and descriptive with flashes of humour interspersed throughout. Though the book is on the short side, it is one that is well worth a read.

Congrats to the author on producing a debut novel that is both enthralling and entertaining. I will definitely read more of Sullivan and Broderick's detective adventures. 



The Rock: Murders In The Sun (Sullivan and Broderick Murder Investigation Book 1) by [Daws, Robert]       
Amazon UK       Amazon US

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

New covers

I've decided to freshen up my books by giving them shiny new covers. Although I loved the old ones, I thought it was now time for a change. The cartoon characters are taking a well earned rest and are probably at this moment raising a glass in the Stoat and drinking to their success.
I hope you like the new ones, and here they are.

Good, aren't they.

By the way, you can pick up Banker's Draft for FREE at the moment!
                  
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Monday, 9 May 2016

Scooters Yard

Well, I’ve finally done it! Published, that is.

Scooters Yard is now out and about and hitting the internet.

It’s been quite a long haul and took far longer than I expected but I got there eventually. I’m pleased with how it turned out and I hope that you will be too.

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A radical move ruffles more than a few feathers.

The introduction of female officers into the Police Force has an effect that Commander Jethro MacGillicudy wasn’t intending — someone isn’t happy.

A Watch-House mysteriously catches fire, a cart carries a strange load and there’s a neatly folded pile of clothes.

MacGillicudy joins forces with Cornwallis, Frankie and Rose to dig out the truth: a truth which has consequences, a truth which runs too close to home for comfort, a truth which must be discovered before it’s too late.

Another visit to Gornstock and its inhabitants as the crime-solving team seek out the not-so-good guys with the help of a cat and twelve very eager girls.

Monday, 2 May 2016

Cover Reveal!

Well, here it is. The cover for my new book. Hope you all like it as much as I do!

Scooters Yard will be out on 9th of May!

If anyone wants to be an ARC reader then please get in contact via the “contact me”  form with an email address and preferred format. Thanks all.

The blurb:

A radical move ruffles more than a few feathers.

The introduction of female officers into the Police Force has an effect that Commander Jethro MacGillicudy wasn’t intending — someone isn’t happy.

A Watch-House mysteriously catches fire, a cart carries a strange load and there’s a neatly folded pile of clothes.

MacGillicudy joins forces with Cornwallis, Frankie and Rose to dig out the truth: a truth which has consequences, a truth which runs too close to home for comfort, a truth which must be discovered before it’s too late.

Another visit to Gornstock and its inhabitants as the crime-solving team seek out the not-so-good guys with the help of a cat and twelve very eager girls. 

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Tuesday, 5 April 2016

Banker's for free

Free for two days.

Seeing as I will have a new book coming in the next few weeks, I thought I’d put Banker’s available for free to the discerning masses. It’s just for a couple of days at the mo, today and tomorrow… 5th and 6th April.

So whizz over and grab a great freebie on me!

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Bankers draft 6 - Copy
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Bankers draft 6 - Copy
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Monday, 7 March 2016

Having grammar probs?

Ever had problems with grammar? I know I have.

I can’t say I’ve solved my problems, but there is help out there if you know where to look. This is a site that I regularly turn to and it might be one to help you too.

If you can’t figure out your “m” dash from your “n” or your comma from your splice, take a look and play with the exercises — it might just improve your writing.


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Click here for the fun

Thursday, 17 December 2015

Fantasy Frolics

The Wizards Gambit by Kylie Betzner is a whimsical light foray into the world of dwarves, elves and men — with a few other odds and ends thrown in for good measure.

After generations of conflict, Wizard White Beard has had enough, so he decides to end the wars by instigating a scavenger hunt. All the spoils go to the winner.

Enter Mongrel, a human with an interesting past, who decides that he wants to play too.

The story follows the hunt as the various factions are let loose on the countryside, they’re fighting to win, and dastardly and underhand deeds are the norm as things begin to heat up; but there is also another element to the story: does everyone have to hate each other?

The author’s light bouncy style imbues the book with a cosy warmth. There is humour running throughout, with tongue in cheek modern-day references aplenty.

Take a trip and embark on a light-hearted journey into a well-defined fantasy land; I’m sure you’ll enjoy it just as much as I did.

Wizards Gambit